At this year’s Beijing Motor Show in April, Volkswagen will unveil a new and extreme version of the Mk7 Golf with up to 370 brake horsepower. The monstrous hot hatch is reportedly called the Golf R Evo, and it features firm’s latest driveline and lightweight construction technologies.
Set for limited production, the Golf R Evo will be powered by a version of the same 2.0 liter EA888 turbocharged four-cylinder engine you find in the standard Golf R. Thanks to better turbochargers, a new cylinder head and new induction system, the four-pot will be able to make 370 horsepower and over 332lb ft of torque.
With this engine, Volkswagen will have a rival for the 360bhp 2.0 liter turbo engine that AMG has made for Mercedes hot hatch models. It could be used in other hotted-up models other than the Golf R Evo. But in this car it is going to make a utter monster capable of blistering performance.
The power will be harnessed in the Evo with a six-speed dual clutch gearbox and electro-mechanical Haldex multi-plate clutch four-wheel drive system. The car will also feature a semi stripped-out and carbon fiber body panels to reach its targeted weight of 1,400 kg.